AIT helps create first comprehensive disaster risk database for Uttarakhand province in India

AIT helps create first comprehensive disaster risk database for Uttarakhand province in India

A disaster risk database jointly created by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) along with other international partners was unveiled by the Finance Minister of the Indian province of Uttarakhand Mr. Prakash Pant at an event organized in city of Dehradun on 12 September 2018.

AIT worked with two international firms, DHI (Singapore) and ERN (Mexico)  International to created an integrated disaster risk database that covers earthquakes, landslides, floods, and industrial hazards.

A new look Korea house is inaugurated

A new look Korea house is inaugurated

Korea House — the focal point of co-curricular activities and campus life at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has a new look. The renovated Korea House was jointly inaugurated by the Ambassador of Korea to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Noh Kwang-il and AIT President Dr. Eden Y Woon on 28 September 2018.

The landmark building was initially opened to the public in 1982, courtesy of a donation by the Korean Traders Scholarship Foundation.

Professor Babel honored with Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources International Award

Professor Babel honored with Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources International Award

Professor Mukand Singh Babel of Water Engineering and Management has been honored with the Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR) International Award. He was bestowed this honor by Professor Tsugihiro Watanabe, President of JSHWR at the general assembly meeting of the Society held on 13 September 2018 at Mie University, Tsu City, Mie, Japan.

AIT signs multi-party agreement for Smart City projects in Khon Kaen

AIT signs multi-party agreement for Smart City projects in Khon Kaen

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has signed a multi-party agreement with five municipalities, and the College of Local Administration of Khon Kaen University for furthering the smart city initiative of Khon Kaen city.  The multi-stakeholder agreement includes the municipalities of Khon Kaen and Sila Town; and sub-district municipalities of Muang Kao, Samran, and Tha Phra.

President Woon Unveils Six Strategic Focus Areas for AIT

President Woon Unveils Six Strategic Focus Areas for AIT

In his inaugural address to the community, President Eden Y Woon unveiled his vision for the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as it moves beyond 60 years. “AIT needs to be a relevant, respected, global, and well-known technological and entrepreneurial institute serving Asia and the world,” President Woon told a packed house at AIT’s Robert B Banks Auditorium on 5 September 2018.

The maiden public speech for the AIT family after assuming the AIT Presidency on 1 September 2018 was an occasion for the President to share his strategic vision and introduce himself.

Dr Eden Y Woon is the new President of AIT

Dr Eden Y Woon is the new President of AIT

Handing Over the Baton — from Prof Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai to Dr Eden Y Woon

Dr. Eden Y Woon is the new president of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He assumed office on 1 September 2018.

A formal handing over of the baton of presidency was organized on 30 August 2018 at the Robert B Banks Auditorium in the presence of the members of the AIT Board of Trustees.